Double Debut

Double Debut

Golden Globe-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson will take her first shot at feature-length directing, with an adaption of Truman Capote’s debut novel Summer Crossing. The story—about a Protestant debutante’s Parisian romance with a Jewish parking-lot attendant in the summer of 1945—was rediscovered and first published in 2004, years after its author threw it out for being “thin, clever [and] unfelt.” A fan of the book, Johansson has been working on a script with writer Tristine Skyler. She plans to start shooting in early 2014.

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